Gion Festival, July 17th

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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Gion Festival, July 17th by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Gion Festival, July 17th

Series; Twelve Views of the Four Seasons in Kyoto

Tokuriki Tomikichiro - Born in Kyoto, Tokuriki Tomikichiro spent his entire career in the city. After initially studying Nihonga or Japanese style painting, Tokuriki switched to woodblock prints in 1924. Although best known for his shin-hanga landscape prints, Tokuriki's real passion was sosaku hanga or creative prints. He enthusiastically promoted sosaku hanga, and set up his own publishing company called Matsuku after WWII to produce his designs as well as those of other artists. He taught block carving and wrote extensively on the subject of woodblock prints, while also exhibiting internationally. His modern sosaku hanga prints are expressive with bold line work and shapes, while his traditional shin-hanga views more closely resemble ink and wash paintings. Tokuriki successfully bridged these two major twentieth-century styles, and was highly influential in the development of younger artists.

Gion Festival, July 17th - Great view of the annual Gion Festival in Kyoto held annually in July. A colorful festival float fills the page, with men in white robes waving fans atop the carriage for the float. The street is crowded with participants, while viewers watch from the upper stories of the buildings at left. The first time we've seen this lively design. Although not individually numbered, this print is number 51/100 from a limited edition of 100 prints (see seal below, not included).

Signed - T. Tokuriki in pencil within image at upper right
Edition - 51/100

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 10 5/8" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Light toning, creasing at top edge. Please see photos for details.

Gion Festival, July 17th by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Gion Festival, July 17th by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Gion Festival, July 17th by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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